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Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 25 | Top Pickups and Free-Agent Sleepers

Posted: Apr 7, 2022Last updated: Apr 7, 2022

Thanks for reading our fantasy basketball waiver wire report for Week 25 all throughout this fantasy basketball season! Every week, we’ve helped you decide which fantasy basketball waiver pickups to make that could benefit your fantasy basketball teams and the season is now coming to a close.

For the upcoming Week 25, FAAB no longer matters since these are your final pickups with whatever budget you have remaining!

Note: Roster % is based on Yahoo! Fantasy leagues information as of April 6th. All stats are current as of April 6th.

2022 Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Week 25: Top Pickups

Jaxson Hayes, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans (34% Rostered)

In the 21 games since Jaxson Hayes became a full-time starter for the Pelicans, he’s averaging 26.5 minutes, 11.2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 threes per game.

While this may not come off as particularly beneficial, Hayes is shooting 60% from the field and 78% from the stripe, both of which are fantastic marks for a big.


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Hayes is a curious fit next to fellow center Jonas Valanciunas, but that hasn’t prevented Hayes from logging consecutive double-doubles. He’ll have a chance for a few more across the next three games as well, as the Pelicans rest their key players for the play-in tournament.

Tyus Jones, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (24% Rostered)

Tyus Jones, older brother of Spurs’ guard Tre Jones, is a new fantasy man after taking over for injured guard Ja Morant.

Jones has started seven games since Morant’s injury, and in that span, he’s averaging 31.1 minutes, 15.6 points, 7 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 threes, and 1 steal per game while shooting 49% from the field and 77% from the free-throw line.

Jones is playing well above his value and is still widely available on waivers to benefit a team in need over the last half-week of the season. Jones can easily tip the assist category over in your favor while keeping the damage to a minimum.

Kris Dunn, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers (13% Rostered)

Kris Dunn is a familiar name in an unfamiliar situation. The former No. 5 overall pick is playing heavy minutes on Portland’s tanking roster and has an opportunity to do even more with starting PG Brandon Williams out.

Dunn could absolutely crush your FG% — he went 3-for-15 in his second start of the season — but the upside of his assists and steals is too tantalizing to pass on.

Dunn is averaging 8 points, 5.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game this season and played 30 minutes in this most recent start against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is not the prettiest pickup, but given the likelihood of rest days for contending teams, Dunn might be the perfect add down the stretch.

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Kev Mahserejian

Kev Mahserejian is an NFL/NBA/MLB analyst at The Game Day, residing in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 and began creating sports content soon after. Kev currently writes fantasy and betting pieces while also hosting his podcast The Operating Room with various guests from the sports industry to discuss topics primarily regarding fantasy. He also writes for RotoBaller and is quite active on his Twitter @RotoSurgeon.

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